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RogerMc

Re-assemble Kato 10-1437

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RogerMc
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Arrrgh, so my latest acquisition arrived from Ami Ami and upon opening and removal from the box, the powered truck fell off. OK, nothing major, I can deal with that. Got the shell removed no trouble.

 

But when I removed the bottom grey portion from the frame, the small cream colored switch flew out from an unknown universe. I got the truck reinstalled fine, but I have no idea how and where this switch should be positioned.

 

I ~think~ my photo has the parts oriented correctly, the instruction booklet was no help at all.

 

Would the kind Doctor walk me through the re-assembly please?

 

Many thanks!

 

I've never before dealt with a Kato having a bottom power switch, never even seen one. I can't even find a photo of an example to guide me. The loco runs fine as is, I just need to get the pieces back where they belong.

 

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Welshbloke

The switch is for the head/tail lights. There'll be a couple of contacts it presses together when in the "on" position. I don't have one of these to compare but it should just drop into place with the underframe detail moulding holding it on.

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EdF

It probably goes down in the opening left of the motor where you can see the copper, and if moved left would split the contact and turn off the light.

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RogerMc
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OK thanks, that was enough. I dropped the switch into the tan colored opening oriented as shown. I then pushed down & slid the switch towards the left and under the two grey 'wings'. At that point the switch was somewhat captive. Once I re-installed the grey underframe details, the switch was held in. Tested lights on/off and all is well.

 

THANKS!

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chadbag

You can also look at where the DCC FL12 decoder goes in the instructions.  That cream colored thing goes in the same place.

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RogerMc

There are actually no instructions for installing the FL12 decoder. There's a statement it's the proper decoder for use, but that's all.

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